Category Avaya Breeze

Digital Transformation — Avaya Breeze and Beyond

“The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible.” – Arthur C. Clarke In technology, some ideas take a long time to catch on.  Consider Microsoft’s journey to Skype for Business.  For better or worse, I was there from the beginning — from Microsoft’s first foray into telephony […]

IBM and Avaya and Cisco, Oh My!

On a recent episode of the public radio program, Marketplace, the host, Kai Ryssdal, asked his guest to describe her job in five words or less.  I can’t remember what her response was, but it made me think about what mine might be.  My first reaction was something akin to “Waiting until retirement day,” but […]

Cisco, Meet Avaya. Avaya, Meet Cisco

Come together, right now over me Lennon and McCartney   If you are as old as I am, you have almost certainly been asked this question at least once in your life: “Beatles or Stones?” While that is an easy answer for some folks, I happen to really like both bands.  No single Beatle had […]

Cops and Robbers IoT

Once again, my friends at Avaya have done really cool things with my IoT software!

The Internet of Things Comes to Legoland

Avaya has been very busy creating Breeze workflows with my IoT software and the most engaging uses of my work can be found in their Lego Smart City.   It’s impressive how little blocks of plastic can be so successful at presenting IoT in ways that everyone can relate to. Here are two videos that demonstrate […]

Visualizing The Internet of Things

It’s important to know one’s limitations.  For example, I consider myself a pretty good computer programmer.  I love problem solving and turning abstract concepts into lines of code.  Over the years, I have written everything from SIP-based communication services to hard disk interrupt processors. However, I am not good at writing software that people can […]

Building SMS Text Bots is a Breeze

As a nerdy guy, I love movies about other nerdy guys.  Give me movies like “A Beautiful Mind,” “The Theory of Everything,” or “Einstein and Eddington” (two nerdy scientists for the price of one), and I am in geek heaven.  Recently, I was thrilled by “The Imitation Game” — the story of Alan Turing and […]

Dragging and Dropping Your Way to IoT Greatness

Do you have a great idea for an IoT application, but don’t know the first thing about programming and have no interest in learning a programming language?  The Avaya Breeze and Zang drag-and-drop workflow designer tools allow you to visualize your idea and with a few mouse clicks, go from concept to a powerful, enterprise-grade […]

Optimism Returns to Avaya Engage

While at Avaya Engage last month, I met with Blair Pleasant of Business Communications Strategies to discuss the work I am doing with IoT, ServiceNow, Watson, Avaya Breeze, and Zang.  I really dislike seeing myself on video, but other than a few awkward smiles and some fumbled words, I did okay in our interview.  You […]

Giving voice to IoT

There have been moments in our communications industry when everything suddenly changes.  You can argue that it all began with Alexander Graham Bell’s invention of the telephone in 1876.  Although the road to that first voice call (“Mr. Watson, come here. I want you.”) took many years and involved several prior attempts, within a year […]